• We send the Royals on holiday

    On Saturday 2 June this year, the Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne. Celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee are happening right across the UK, culminating in a special event this weekend.

    So when all the ceremonies, parties, soirees, processions and concerts wind up, we figure a few members of the Royal Family could do with a holiday.

    See where we think they should go to shake off the shackles of royal duty and let their hair down (well, those of them who still have hair...ahem, William).

    The Queen and Prince Philip

  • Places in Costa Rica for kids under 5

    Going on vacation to Costa Rica with children under five years old doesn’t mean that you’ll be sequestered to only ‘kids stuff’. We have lived in Costa Rica for over one and a half years with our children (ages 3 and 1) and feel like we are the experts on places to go in Costa Rica with children under 5 that are also interesting for adults.  

  • Photography tips for Antarctica: Part 2

    This is Part 2 of Peter Lemon's blog about photography in Antarctica. Read Part 1 here.

    There can be stunning photo opportunities in Antarctica – massive icebergs and glaciers below skies of wonderful colours and variations and huge penguin rookeries with their extraordinary levels of activity and interaction to name a few.

  • Photography tips for Antarctica: Part 1

    Peter Lemon has been connected with Peregrine since 1983.  A passionate photographer, he has travelled extensively in Nepal, Antarctica and endlessly in Africa ever since. 

    Without an ounce of overstatement, the landscapes, wilderness and wildlife on our Antarctic trips can often leave people lost for words. The immensity and the grandeur of the scenery and sheer quantity of the animal life can be overwhelming.

  • San Fran...not just a bridge!

    Celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge are currently underway in San Francisco.

    After opening on May 27, 1937 it became one of the most astonishing and admired man-made wonders of the world, gracing millions of postcards and featuring in countless films.

  • Best of the Fest: Cannes

    if you're hunting for the rich and famous, head straight to Cannes. Located on the French Riviera, it is a popular hangout for rich, yacht-owning leisure seekers all year round. But in May, a plethora of bright young things descend for the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) turning the entire town into one of the world's most exclusive parties.

  • Why all the savvy travellers are heading to Egypt

    If you've been dreaming of a trip to Egypt, now is the perfect time to go. The revolutionary dust has settled, hope is in the air, and people coming here are quickly discovering they've made a fantastic holiday choice.

    Smart travellers make smart choices. And they know there's an amazing, affordable, life-changing experience awaiting them. 

    Here are five reasons why you should visit Egypt right now:

  • A tri-nation celebration: Part 2

    Here's Part 2 of Robert Upe's article about his experiences on Peregrine's Best of East Africa trip. Read Part 1 here

  • A tri-nation celebration: Part 1

    Across cultures and ecosystems, Robert Upe takes a 2000-kilometre road trip through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

    There's a thunderclap and in an instant raindrops the size of marbles are pelting down, turning the dusty red Ugandan soil to sticky mud. The storm soaks me faster than I can tie a shoelace.

  • Take your mum to Europe

    Central Europe is the Europe you would have imagined all your life. There is something hauntingly spectacular about cities like Vienna and Prague that make you see what classic beauty truly is. 

  • Africa - take a closer look

    There's no place on earth quite like Africa. From wildlife to deserts to mountains and beyond, once Africa has touched your heart she never lets go.

    For many, it's a dream they don't ever intend to fulfil. Price, distance and the sheer other-worldiness means many of us think, "I'd love to go, but probably never will." Well, now is the time. Don't wait any longer.

    Africa is calling. Open your ears and your heart and take the leap. She won't disappoint. Here's a selection of images to inspire you:

  • Timbavati bush school

    Kids are curious by nature. They love to get outside, explore and play in their surroundings. What they might not realise is that they're actually learning about the world around them. 

    At Timbavati bush school, this theory is put into action. Established in 2001, the school invites students from 27 schools in the area to attend a three-day course. This course educates them about conservation and environmental awareness while letting them have fun and explore their surroundings at the same time. 

  • America's great music destinations

    From the outside world, the United States often gets a bit of a bad name when it comes to culture and arts. People often feel as though the country is entirely concerned with producing cookie cutter artists and stars.

  • Great day trips from Lisbon

    Although Portugal is no longer Europe's best kept secret, you can still escape the busy crowds. The capital, Lisbon, is a magical place to start your Portuguese sojourn - anyone fancy a riverside wander along cobblestone streets framed by looming cathedrals? Time spent in Lisbon either before or after a tour is well worth it, here are some incredible day trips so you can explore more of Portugal’s precious sites.

  • ANZAC Day: A day of remembrance

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the raw power of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience. ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula.

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